|William L. Paulson|
Justice of the Supreme Court
Born September 3, 1913, at Valley City, North Dakota, son of Alfred P. and Inga G. Paulson. Graduate of Valley City High School, 1931; B.A., Valley City State College, 1935; L.L.B., University of North Dakota, 1937, and J.D. Practiced in Valley City, 1937-1966; Barnes County State's Attorney, 1941-1950 and 1959-1966. Elected to 10-year term as Associate Justice of Supreme Court, 1966. Reelected 1976. Resigned September 5, 1983. Surrogate Judge, 1983-2000. Member, Judicature Society; president, State's Attorney Association, 1964; director, National District Attorneys Association, 1963-65. Chancellor of Episcopal Church of North Dakota, 1965; District Vice-President, U.S. Jaycees, 1945-46; past director, Valley City Chamber of Commerce; UND Sioux Award recipient, 1973. Judge on National Awards Jury of Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, 1969, 1971, 1977; Judge, American Legion Oratorical Contest, 1970-72. Member, Elks; past chancellor, Knights of Pythias; Eagles; Masonic Orders; Shrine. Married Jane E. (Betty) Graves in 1938. Two children: John T. and Mary (Mrs. Mikal) Simonson. Died June 16, 2000.